Fifteen-Year-Old Girl Died After Police Persecuted Her Family in 2003

Police arrested the parents of 15-year old Wang Wei, of Fuyu, Heilongjiang Province. Without cause the parents were illegally arrested, detained and harassed at their home. As the result of unrelenting intimidation on the part of the police, Wang Wei passed away in March 2003.

Since 1999, Fuyu County Police Station and the Fuyu Erdaowan Town Police Department had continuously harassed Zou Yumei's household. In June 2001, policemen went to Zou Yumei's house. Seeing that no one was home, they broke in and illegally searched the house. They later found and arrested Zou Yumei and her husband. They detained them at the Fuyu Detention Centre for 15 days and made them pay 2000 yuan (1) in extortion for their release.

When Wang Wei returned home, she saw that her parents weren't there and the house was in a state of disarray. The police threatened her and ordered her to give up her practice of Falun Dafa. During the 15 days when her parents were detained, she had to live by herself. Because of this sudden change and the isolation she felt, fear and depression took hold of her.

On April 22nd 2002, Fuyu Erdaowan Police Department deputy director Wang Kongjiu and policeman Han Qingyu without cause arrested Zou Yumei. They sent her to Fuyu County's so-called "Law-governed "Transformation" (2) Class." Wang Wei had lost her mother again. Fear and depression became a sickness, and she became thinner and weaker each day. Before she died, she wanted to see her mother, but the police refused her. Her family members asked the police to release Zou Yumei, but they said Zou would have to write the so-called guarantee statement (3) denouncing the practice of Falun Gong and pay a 500 yuan fine before they would release her.

When Zou Yumei was finally released, it was too late for Wang Wei. In March 2003, Wang Wei, still in her teenage years, passed away due to the evil Communist Party's devastating campaign of persecution of Falun Dafa.


(1) "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

(2) "Reform or Transform" Implementation of brainwashing and torture in order to force a practitioner to renounce Falun Gong. (Variations: "reform", "transform", "reformed", "reforming", "transformed", "transforming", and "transformation")

(3) "Guarantee Statement": A statement to declare that one is remorseful for practising Falun Gong and guarantees not to practise Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.

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